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n8mcd 03-16-2014 12:40 AM

A couple tire questions....
Hey all, I have a couple tire questions, I bought a set of wheels for $90 that I refinished and they look nice now, they came with tires and one of the tires has a crease all the way around the sidewall, it looks as if someone drove it a short distance with low or no air, it holds air fine but I'm not sure if I should drive on it, I am frequently on the freeway.

Also, the other 3 tires are all good and have about the same tread left but none are matching... This kind of worries me but at the same time I hear about people driving awd cars all the time and blowing out 1 tire and just replacing the 1, I don't race or anything but I do like to do some spirited driving every now and then, any opinions on this? To me it doesn't make awd cars very practical if you put a nail through 1 tire and have to buy all 4 brand new matching tires... But I also like my differentials functioning.

I don't know if I should run them how they are, buy 1 tire for the creased one, or try and find all brand new tires or matching used tires, I can't really afford brand new set of 4 at the moment and it's about time to take my snows off...

Thanks guys

boo-key 03-16-2014 02:54 AM

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Get 4 matching tires with the same tread depth. You don't have to buy 4 new tires if you get a nail in one. All you have to do is plug it.

the RIOT act 03-16-2014 05:35 PM

A couple tire questions....
You said it yourself man...

You like your diffs working, you gotta buy tires unfortunately. Running unmatched tires is a no no for an AWD, I highly doubt the unmatched brands are matching 32nds, and that tire has def been run flat. It might hold air, but I assure you the first pothole or hard bump you hit, it's gonna fail.

Your tires need to be within 3/32nds of eachother all the way around, so please measure them with a gauge. If you REALLY can't afford x4 tires at the moment, and your remaining x3 are all within 3/32nds, you couullddd attempt to find a new tire (preferably one that's the same as opposite side/same axle) that's ALSO within 3/32nds of the old tires. But it's unlikely your x3 good tires are within 3/32nds of a new tire or themselves, so this is a long shot!

I would NOT advice doing the above, although everyone runs a different financial status and I respect there's your ONLY option IMO. Don't mess around if the tires are not ALL within 3/32nds though!

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n8mcd 03-16-2014 11:13 PM

Yeah, I'm just gonna keep an eye out on craigslist I guesse, I can't seem to find any in my area though, I've been looking for months, $350 for the cheapest new ones from discount tire might be my only option

the RIOT act 03-17-2014 10:13 AM

That's seriously not bad man. You should do that!

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06_hawk_eye 03-17-2014 01:24 PM

Hankooks from pep boys are only like 65$ a piece I paid 240 for my 4 235/40/17 I love them actually

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the RIOT act 03-17-2014 02:11 PM


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14WRX 03-17-2014 04:30 PM

I got some Falken Ziex 512 ultra high performance all season tires for a great deal from discount tire direct. These are exclusive to them. They are identical to the 912's but a fraction of the cost. 50K mile warranty so that's hard to beat as well.

brfatal 03-17-2014 09:18 PM

Find a new tire that's the same as what you have now. If the other tires aren't basically new, have the new tire shaved to match the rest.

the RIOT act 03-18-2014 05:35 AM

A couple tire questions....
I had to shave 2 of my snow tires actually. Def hard to find people that'll do it these days...

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